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The Prof. Krothapalli Ravindranath Gold Medal for M.Sc (Life Sciences) programme has been instituted by by Prof. K. Ravindranath. The medal will be awarded every year to the topper in M.Sc (Life Sciences). 


About Prof. Ravindranath

Prof. Krothapalli Ravindranath was born on 01-01-1950 in Guntur town, Andhra Pradesh. As an NCC Cadet during Pre-University Course, he passed the Senior Division Army Wing Certificate ‘B’ Examination. After graduating in B.Sc (CBZ) from Hindu College, Guntur, he obtained his MSc (Marine Biology) and PhD Degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He was a recipient of CSIR Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships.  

He joined the Andhra Pradesh Agriculture University/ Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, as Assistant Professor and later served as Associate Professor, Professor and Associate Dean in the then newly carved out Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati. He was the Founder Head of the Department of Aquatic Environment in the College of Fishery Science of the University. He retired as Dean of the Faculty of Fishery Science in the SV Veterinary University. 

As a University Teacher, he had offered various Courses, viz., Introduction to Biological Sciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Coastal Ecology, Soil & Water Chemistry, Aquatic Pollution, Fish Farm Engineering, Fish Culture, Fish Pathology & Parasitology, Fisheries Economics, etc.     

Under the ICAR Agricultural Human Resource Development Programme, he underwent advanced training in Aquaculture Pathology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.  

He has published 50 research papers in national and international journals, which include Current Science, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Animal Sci.), Indian J. Fisheries, J. Bombay Natural History Society, Crustaceana, J. Aquaculture in Tropics, etc.    

After retirement, he served as a Senior Consultant (Tech) for 6 years in the National Fisheries Development Board of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Govt. of India, Hyderabad. 

He is into philanthropy and has set up endowment funds to promote academic excellence in various universities, research institutes and professional colleges by instituting awards, scholarships and travel grants. Recently (January 17, 2023), he established the ‘Prof. Krothapalli Ravindranath Foundation’ with the motto of ‘Giving back to society’, within his means.